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Civil Practice: Settlement Agreement- Res Judicata- Legal Malpractice

Where plaintiffs who claimed that their attorney negligently advised them regarding their bankruptcy leading to a settlement agreement and the loss of their property ownership, the plaintiffs could have argued a negligence claim in their first malpractice action, so claim and issue preclusion barred the claims, and the district court properly granted the motion to ...